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5 Tips for Selling a Vacant Home

RISMEDIA, April 8, 2008-This spring, as it becomes a popular time for homeowners to begin preparing their homes for sale, Showhomes encourages them to do some essential steps to make sure the most important first step takes place: buyers make the decision to view the home. ...


Going the Extra Mile – Team-building Puts Focus on Good Deeds

By Darrell Smith ...


How to Kick Your Micromanaging Habit

By Liz Reyer ...


SKY Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Luxury Real Estate Auction

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2008-SKY Sotheby's International Realty announced it will hold its first of two Sarasota luxury property auctions for 2008 on April 11 at the Longboat Key Club and Resort, with an estimated $100 million in extraordinary properties for sale. Bidder registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on auction day, ...


Reaching ‘Uber-Rich’ Consumers

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-Universal Media, parent of Elite Traveler, the worldwide private jet lifestyle magazine, has just acquired Luxus Networks, the world's largest provider of private jet terminal signage for an undisclosed amount. Luxus Networks maintains a presence in more than 100 private jet terminals across the U.S. ...


Specializing in Seniors – How Realtors Can Embrace the Role of Advisor

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2008-In keeping with the evolving expectations of their clients, Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES(R)) --- a designation of the National Association of Realtors(R) --- took steps to enhance their ability to advise older Americans in decisions about senior housing. Through a partnership with SNAPforSeniors(R), SRES members now ...


Real Estate Niches – Developing the Equestrian Community Model

By Michael & Jennifer Donovan, Equestrian Services, LLC ...


An International View – What Makes a Successful Company?

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2008-(MCT)-What makes a successful company? And equally important, why do some companies fail? There is no simple answer to either question. Academics, business schools and consultancies certainly devote large amounts and resources to answering both. ...


Your Business – Think Insurance for Agents Is Impossible?

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2008-It is estimated that one out of every three real estate agents in the U.S. works without the benefit of health insurance coverage. Now agents have new options to manage their cash flow and have their health insurance premiums paid by eCommission's Premium Coverage Plan. ...


How to Make the Most of the Spring Home-Buying Season

RISMEDIA, March 18, 2008-Serious home sellers and buyers are invited to an open house with real estate and mortgage professionals who will explain how to succeed in today's housing market. Free and open to the public, the event will provide an insider's view of making the most of the 2008 ...


7 Decisions That Determine Personal Success

RISMEDIA, March 15, 2008-Andy Andrews can't say he's your average success story. After living a relatively normal life until the age of nineteen, his parents died - his mother from cancer, his father in an automobile accident. He left college and was homeless. Penniless, he lived under the boardwalk or ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies – How to Quit Procrastinating for Good

By Maya Bailey, Ph.D. ...


5 Tips for Picking the Right Receptionist for Your Team

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2008-(MCT)-Your receptionist is often the first contact customers and partners have with your business, be it over the phone or in person, so it is very important to have the right person handling the job. And to hire the right person, it's necessary to first identify what ...


Guaranteeing Success for Agents and Consumers

By Stephanie Andre ...


Achieving Realistic Pricing – The Secret to Selling a Home in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2008-Accurately pricing a home based on current market conditions is often the key factor between rapidly selling a house and slowly finding a buyer, according to leading real estate sales associates in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey. ...


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